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Treadmill Secret



Pushing your heart rate on the treadmill doesn't have to mean changing speeds or inclines. A simple way to push your heart rate is to change the length of your stride. Taking very long, powerful strides that engage your glutes, while pumping your arms, can really get that heart pumping!!

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  • Thanks for the advice i'm actually going to the gym today after months of procrastinating and your tip is perfect because I do want to get by heartrate up and get the most out of my workout that i can - by REBORN1292
  • Sounds good. Thanks. - by LEANMEAN2
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • That's good to know, thank you! - by HABITATVITALITY
  • Great Tip!

    emoticon - by PYNETREE
  • Will try today! Incline causes COPD to act up so maybe this will be a solution!
    - by LSIG14
  • Thanks for the advice. - by DELLMEL
  • OWLVR54
    This is very good advice, I will try it...Thank you. - by OWLVR54
  • Thanks for the advice
    - by GWINNER1
    This is the kind of practical advice that I love to read. - by VAINVT
  • Thanks for the great advice - by CAKATHY
  • Thanx I'm gonna do it this mornin
    Theresa emoticon - by MOMO7YROLD
  • Great advice I'll try it. I also found that sucking in your mid-section helps with balance and stride as well. emoticon Keep walking!! - by LCORTEZ7
  • I also find that an incline above 3 (on strong days 5) really gets my heart rate up nicely. - by SCIFILESLIE

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